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The Fargo-based company will make its first expansion into the Sioux Falls television market, which covers roughly half of South Dakota and parts of Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
The second of four planned public hearings on a controversial set of updates to the South Dakota social studies curriculum, held in the Sioux Falls Convention Center, saw three hours of commentary from supporters and opponents of the standards. The proposed curriculum features a larger volume of concepts than the current state curriculum and was developed with less educator involvement than in past processes.
The Ocean Shipping Reform Act, a bipartisan bill backed by U.S. Rep. Dusty Johnson and U.S. Sen. John Thune among others in Washington, made the first major alterations to federal maritime rules in more than 20 years, potentially handing down more severe fines on ocean shippers discriminating against businesses.
Family Support 360 is a self-directed program funded by Medicaid that allows families of disabled children and adults to keep their loved ones at home while being reimbursed for certain care costs.

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Expanded supply of marijuana won't change the policies and practice of Sioux Falls Police Department
Responding to soil erosion and nutrient flows that have led to deteriorating water quality in the Big Sioux River, several South Dakota nonprofits and agencies are looking to work with producers to improve wildlife habitat, recreation and water quality in the Eastern part of the state.
After a nearly 30 point loss in what many in the party had hoped would be a tight gubernatorial contest, Democrats in South Dakota are left taking stock of how to reverse a decades-long negative trend of party registration and influence.
Volatile natural gas prices are affected by war in Ukraine and fluctuating international markets.
Limited information is available regarding the criminal charge, as the Box Elder Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and a 12-page police report remains sealed.
Sanford Health and Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services are pursuing a merger planned for completion by the end of 2023 that would combine the nation's largest rural health provider with a major Twin Cities health system.

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After the Division of Criminal Investigation on Oct. 25 said there were "no facts' to support a criminal prosecution of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in relation to misuse of a state airplane, the issue was kicked back to the ethics board where it originated. Before taking the matter any further, the Government Accountability Board voted unanimously to issue a subpoena in order to review the documents from the DCI's investigation.
The new design is a slight variation of the current version, which has been in use since 2016.
The number of uncontested seats prior to Election Day had left little doubt around the expected Republican supermajorities in each chamber. However, final tabulations showed slight movement in each chamber, as well as the beginning of trends to watch in the coming decade after the first election under the new legislative maps.

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